ALKXANDKU VOK 'HXJMBOLBT. 15 his witts a "being us intellectxial and cultivated a$ she was a.miablo, Tho iutoroourae witlx Jolxarxn Stieglitz, whom thoy know, from, Btvdiix, where he had belonged to tho JowiMh oirdo of the MoudelsBokm, Horss, &c., ami whoro ho hat) pursuod his philosophical studies, wan loss attnietivo to Alexander than William. It is straujLfo that Sl;iogUte Bhould have centered into the HO u Ut no 11 tali ty of tlumo circloK, aw his biographer trixly ntatos that ho was only a man of reason,, that he ovoroamo awl coucoalod all emotions for the purpose of aouto caJxutlation and observation, and that he novor u lorgdt. " hhuBelf. It is probable that hi^ nit/untat;c5 fric^tidKhip for William had its moi"e natural origin, Sti the fact, that Stioglitz had in Gottingen hitn from drowning in tho Leine while bathing Aft<,ir a lapHO of two yearn the timo arrived when tlu^ brothers wcro l/o loavo th,e university. Alexatider l»wl hi tho •meauthno nnintcxruptedly devoted himself to nM,Lural history, a.rcluiK>logio? and philologie studies, tuulor tho personal Bxipcirintendonce of celebrated j m > I < *HH< > t*H ; Will lai n 1 uul mad o matxy j ourncys during: tho Unu^; amoujjf ofcljica'H to Hanover, where he met V riot I, *l?iool>i» Rohtx^rg, Frati von Wangenheim, Brunei <*H, and Zimnuinnann, Kixnth was no longer vviih Uu»in; h<^ had onterod into official service, but Hv«'il tu th<^ houKO. of Mailaine Von Hmuboldt for uhio yoars, until lior d<^ath3»when hcvr imqiialified con- iidimoo outniHttni him with the further dii^ection of hot family alTahu Bui, tho hrot.horn wore* now BO fixr advanced in man- hood that thoir poouliar mental (pmliiieations were in- dividually chmtu»<toriBod. Alexander had a tendency For groat univorHul HttulioB with Iris comprehiensive tinclorHtarulingj wMlo'WiUtam likod to tarry logger on a narrower limit, atwl in a irxore profound study of that, limit ho nottlo.d himBclf on the circumscribed spot for tlm timo to tnako ^innilar profoxmd reBoarches OB, another fwld aftorwurtia.